“Reclaiming my time, reclaiming my time…. I don’t want to waste my time on me”

— Maxine Waters, political figure. US Representative, California. Quotes for Now.

From comments to Steven Mnuchin, US Treasury Secretary for stalling to answer direct questions by first complimenting Congresswoman Walters. ( It seems not answering questions from Congressmen and Senators during hearings has risen to a fine art of late. This type of rebuke is long overdue. )


Last week, during a hearing of the House Financial Services Committee, Waters, the ranking Democrat on the committee, asked Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin why he hadn’t responded to a letter she’d sent him in May requesting information about Trump’s financial ties to Russia. When Mnuchin responded by complimenting the congresswoman for her service to California, Waters chastised him for wasting time and urged him to answer her question. When he continued to dawdle, Waters responded, “Reclaiming my time.” She repeated the phrase — “Reclaiming my time. Reclaiming my time. Reclaiming my time.” — until the committee chairman silenced Mnuchin.  Continue reading at the Source: Washington Post